One of the ironies of academic life is how challenging it can be to find time to read for pleasure. If you have been meaning to set aside those peer-reviewed journal articles for a few minutes per day to read something just for enjoyment, the Library Book Club invites you to join us this summer for two beloved classics for adults and younger readers.
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece, has been “teaching true strength of character for generations” (The Guardian). One of the greatest of all bildungsromane, Jane Eyre has taught life lessons to generations of readers through its story of a young woman’s quest for freedom.
The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare, tells the story of eighteen-year-old Daniel bar Jamin, a young man bent on revenging his father’s death by driving the Romans out of the land of Israel. Daniel’s hatred for Romans wanes only when he starts to hear the teaching of the traveling carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth.
Our Jane Eyre discussion will take place on June 30 and The Bronze Bow discussion on July 28. Both meetings will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 in the Library Conference Room. We are especially eager to have younger readers participate, so please pass the word to middle and high school students in your acquaintance. As always, distance students and faculty are invited to join in via Google Hangouts.
For more information about these events, contact Harold Henkel at 757-352-4198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the second straight summer, the Library Book Club has selected two beloved classics for adults and younger readers.
Sterling Hundley, “The Captain”
On June 25, Dr. Peter Fraser will lead a discussion of Treasure Island, one of the most popular and influential adventure stories of all time. Besides being the most ingenious of all pirate tales, the work is a coming-of-age novel, whose hero grows from an easily frightened and impulsive boy at the beginning to a brave and circumspect young man by the story’s end.
On July 30, we will discuss Little Women, one of the most revered American novels. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott’s most autobiographical work, tells the story of the formation and coming of age of four sisters in New England during the second half of the nineteenth century.
Rebecca Green, “Jo Writing”
Our book discussions will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 in the Library Conference Room. We are especially eager to have younger readers participate! As always, distance students and faculty are invited to join in via Google Hangouts.
For more information about these events or the Library Book Club, contact Harold Henkel at 757-352-4198 or email@example.com.
Sterling Hundley (illustrator), “The Captain,” Treasure Island, The Folio Society website, http:www.foliosociety.combookTSLtreasure-island.
Rebecca Green (illustrator), “Jo Writing,” Little Women, The Folio Society website, http:www.foliosociety.combookLWMlittle-women.